Metallics have well and truly made their mark on the kitchen interior scene and are a great way to make your kitchen feel modern and glamorous. Bold metal features also bring reflective qualities, bouncing light around the room and making small spaces appear bigger. Did we mention that they are also highly durable and easy to clean too?
We show you how to nail this iconic trend with our selection of impressive metallic kitchen design ideas.
Draw focus with metallic details
Small metallic details can make a huge impact on the overall atmosphere in your kitchen. Try incorporating subtle hints of a bright metallic tone throughout your kitchen hardware.
Metallic kitchen handles can add the wow factor, keeping your cabinets looking sleek and modern for many years to come. Brass and gold handles will perfectly complement grey cabinetry and can bring a high-end contemporary feel. Or if you're a fan of Scandinavian design, team silver handles with white units for a cool, Nordic look.
Adding a distinctive-looking tap can also transform the sink area into an eye-catching focal point. A brass tap works especially well with a marble top and large deep sink, creating a retro-meets-modern vibe.
Finish the look with metallic lighting – make a real statement with an oversized pendant lightshade in a coordinating metallic tone, or add a row of small pendant lights above your kitchen island or dining table, for a more subtle effect.
Incorporate metallic edging for a sophisticated effect
Introduce subtle hints of metallic by incorporating cabinets with metal trimming around the edge. The metallic tones will glimmer beautifully in the light, bringing a unique layer of detail to your kitchen design.
For an ultra-modern look, blend rose gold and grey cabinetry from the Milano range, which will look especially smart in a contemporary home. For a refined finish, choose darker cabinets, such as the Milano Contour in lagoon and white shaker, which blends blue and gold to conjure up a warm Mediterranean mood.
Coordinate silver metallic touches for a smart finish
Silver metallics have an undeniably sophisticated appeal, promising to give your kitchen a clean and smart finish. Create cohesion across your layout by decorating the whole kitchen with metallic hardware – from the kitchen handles to the overhead lights.
Because it's such a versatile tone, silver detailing can work in virtually any design scheme. Style it in a white kitchen to add a refined touch, or incorporate it into a industrial-themed kitchen for an urban look.
Choose metallic work surfaces and splashbacks for ultimate luxury
Create a powerful statement by incorporating a metallic worktop into your design. Adding a big, metal statement-piece can bring an edgy, industrial feel while still looking smart and refined.
Copper is a great choice for a worktop as it adds warmth while also looking unique and modern. Try installing a rose gold worktop on the kitchen island, contrasted with neutral cabinets for a subtle finish.
A copper splashback can also bring a cool, contemporary shine to your kitchen. Good at enduring the heat and easy to clean tough oil marks, it's both practical and stylish. Team with rose gold handles, a rose gold tap, and pendant lighting to tie the scheme together.
Whether you want to embrace the shine or incorporate smaller details, there are plenty of ways you can embrace the trend and incorporate metallic features into your kitchen. Feeling inspired? Take a look at our design tips for more creative ideas.